I recall that Martin Buber based on some Midrash commentary suggested
that I-Thou experiences will stay with the soul but I-It will not.
Richard

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> > Is there any definition of "soul" you agree with?
>
>
> Strangely enough there is, the soul is the essential must have part of
> consciousness, therefore I think that Information is as close as you can get
> to the traditional concept of the soul and still remain within the
> scientific method.
>
> Consider the similarities:
>
> The soul is non material and so is information. It's difficult to pin down a
> unique physical location for the soul, and the same is true for information.
> The soul is the essential, must have, part of consciousness, exactly the
> same situation is true for information. The soul is immortal and so,
> potentially, is information.
>
>  But there are also important differences.
>
>  A soul is unique but information can be duplicated. The soul is and will
> always remain unfathomable, but information is understandable, in fact,
> information is the ONLY thing that is understandable. Information
> unambiguously exists, I don't think anyone would deny that, but if the soul
> exists (as distinct from information) it will never be proven
> scientifically.
>
>   John K Clark
>
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